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Olympic Committee Scolds Lebanese Delegation for Barring Israeli Athletes From Bus

Haaretz reports: The International Olympic Committee reprimanded the head of the Lebanese delegation on Sunday after the Lebanese athletes refused to share a bus with the Israeli team ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday.

The head of the Lebanese group physically blocked the Israeli athletes from boarding a shuttle meant to take both delegations to the ceremony, in what Israeli sailing coach Udi Gal called a ‘diplomatic incident.’

Officials ended up organizing a seperate bus ride for the Israeli delegation.

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